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18 | January 25, 2018 | The winnetka Current puzzles winnetkacurrent.com north shore puzzler CROSSWORD & Sudoku Glencoe, Glenview, Highland Park, Highwood, Northbrook, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Northfield, Lake Forest and Lake Bluff Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur Across 1. Grandeur 5. Classes 10. Where you might get into hot water 14. Dwarf buffalo 15. ‘70s UK band ___ Heep 16. A bit more than two lbs. 17. Cast topper 18. Bionomic 20. Tortilla treat 22. Newspaper page div. 23. Ballot option 24. Compile 29. Lowers in prestige 33. It’s been a “Tree City” since 1983 36. They’re full of baloney 37. Call at sea 38. Turn hide to leather 39. Knock silly 40. Without help 41. Damon of “Good Will Hunting” 42. Electric unit 43. Zeros, in soccer 44. Happen again 45. Make new again 48. Braying animal 49. Crepes for Khrushchev 50. Welcome ring 51. Suffix with patriot or manner 54. Blackout of a sort 59. Fussy 64. Purloined 65. Musical medley 66. Miss Oyl 67. Mystery-novel plot element 68. Like a neatnik 69. Native American tent 70. One of a pair of towel markings Down 1. Days gone by 2. Glom ___ (grab) 3. Extinct ostrich relatives 4. Casting assignment 5. Unwoven fabrics 6. Black-and-white ocean predators 7. Sugarloaf Mountain city, briefly 8. Absorbent application 9. Drive (away) 10. Boot holder 11. Paparazzo’s moneymaker, briefly 12. Tuscaloosa’s site briefly 13. Earth’s star 19. David Bowie genre 21. Yeses 25. Northeasternmost st. 26. Go on the offensive 27. Pigeon’s park perch 28. Watchman in uniform 29. Condense on a surface 30. New York site of Woodstock 31. Former students 32. Ugly comparison 33. Milk choice 34. Charge holders 35. Percolation solution 37. Lodged 40. Anecdotes 41. Rooks, for example 44. Anger 46. Broadcasting 47. Hour on a grandfather clock 48. Order 50. Permission 52. Highlander 53. Hybrid equine 55. Prickly heat symptom 56. Native of Gdansk 57. Like some gummy candy 58. Stretches the budget, with “out” 59. Sink, as a snooker ball 60. Fedotowsky of “The Bachelorette” 61. Lose a member 62. Kind of poodle 63. Mouth piece WINNETKA Good Grapes (821 Chestnut Court, (847) 242-9800) ■Every ■ Saturday: 50 percent off a glass of wine with glass of wine at regular price and same day Writers Theatre Saturday matinee tickets GLENVIEW Johnny’s Kitchen (1740 Milwaukee Ave. (847) 699-9999) ■7:30 ■ p.m. every Friday and Saturday: Live Music The Rock House (1742 Glenview Road (224) 616-3062) ■6 ■ p.m. Friday, Jan. 26: Family Night and Karaoke ■10 ■ a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27: Piper Phillips Acoustic ■7:30 ■ p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27: Gene and Brad ■10 ■ a.m. Sunday, Jan. 28: Owen Hemming Curragh Irish Pub (1800 Tower Drive, (847) 998-1100) ■7:30 ■ p.m. every Wednesday: Trivia NORTHBROOK Northbrook Theatre (3323 Walters Ave. (847) 291-2367) ■10 ■ a.m. and 1 p.m. every Saturday through Feb. 24: Stellaluna Pinstripes (1150 Willow Road, (847) 480-2323) ■From ■ open until close all week: bowling and bocce GLENCOE Writers Theatre (325 Tudor Court, (847) 242-6000) ■Feb. ■ 7-March 18: A Moon for the Misbegotten To place an event in The Scene, email chris@GlenviewLantern.com answers How to play Sudoku Each Sudoku puzzle consists of a 9x9 grid that has been subdivided into nine smaller grids of 3x3 squares. To solve the puzzle each row, column and box must contain each of the numbers 1 to 9. LEVEL: Medium Crossword by Myles Mellor and Susan Flanagan

winnetkacurrent.com life & arts the winnetka current | January 25, 2018 | 19 Going for the gold Olympic skater hails from Winnetkabased youth club Hilary Anderson Freelance Reporter Bradie Tennell is not sure when her love of figure skating started. The 19-year-old 2018 U.S. Women’s Figure Skating champion and member of the Winnetka-based Skokie Valley Skating Club would estimate the passion began when she was around 2 and a half years old. “No one pushed me into ice skating,” Tennell said. “I saw it, kept asking my mom to take me skating, and she did.” Just a few weeks ago, her hard work paid off at the recent U.S. National Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, Calif. Tennell, along with Mira Nagasu and Karen Chen, will represent the United States in the Winter Olympics this February in PyeongChang, South Korea. Tennell’s club, the Skokie Valley Skating Club, has its home rink at the Winnetka Park District’s Winnetka Ice Arena, 490 Hibbard Road. The club joined the U.S. Figure Skating Association in 1949 and first began using Winnetka ice in 1969. An annual exhibition through the 1970s and ’80s featured many Olympians. Today, the club features 11 divisions of figure skaters, ranging in age and skill level. Its most-elite divisions, Seniors, features the likes of Tennell and Jason Brown, a 2014 Olympian. Bradie Tennell, a 19-year-old Carpentersville resident and member of the Winnetka-based Skokie Valley Skating Club, is headed to the Winter Olympics after winning the women’s national title at this month’s U.S. Figure Skating Championships. PHOTO SUBMITTED Tennell said her mother, Jean, has been her biggest supporter and helper in her figure skating career. “I wake up every day around 4:15-4:30 and usually leave my house around 5 a.m. and get to the rink by 6 a.m.,” she said. Tennell teaches a couple of young people before she goes on the ice for her own practice. “I get on the ice at about 7:30, 8 a.m. depending upon what my schedule is that day,” Tennell said. “I skate an average of three to four hours daily.” Being home-schooled has also helped Tennell maintain the necessary commitment to the sport. “When it was time for high school, I did schoolwork online,” Tennell said. “It all turned out fine.” As for her skating costumes, Tennell said they are all personal creations. “We create the designs and then give them to a dressmaker,” she said. Choosing the music for her routines is also personal. “Once we choose and record the musical selection I will use, we have a choreographer help create my skating programs,” Tennell said. Tennell added while she is looking forward to the Olympics, she continues to focus on one thing at a time. “I am trying to keep my regular schedule and spend as much time at home as possible,” she said. Tennell is still in shock that such good things are happening to her. “I am very grateful for all the congratulatory messages sent to me,” she said. EMERALD

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